Fossil is going all-in on touchscreen smartwatches at CES this year. The company already has plenty of Android Wear devices of its own, and its subsidiary company Skagen has just released its first touchscreen smartwatch, too. Now, one of Fossil’s other brands, Kate Spade, is releasing its first Android Wear smartwatch.
The new Kate Spade smartwatches come in three styles: a rose gold-tone case and bracelet, a rose gold-tone case with a vachetta leather strap, and a yellow gold-tone case with a black leather strap. All three styles come with a scallop-patterned, stainless steel case surrounding the fully-round 1.9-inch AMOLED display, as well as an ambient light sensor that will help with battery life.
They also come with a 1 ATM water resistance rating, which means they’ll be protected against accidental exposure to water.
Of course, since these watches are powered by Android Wear 2.0, they’re all compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. That also means you’ll be able to utilize Google Assistant voice commands, reply to notifications, control smart home devices, and more, all from your wrist.
By far the most unique feature of these watches is the included “choose your look” watch app. Just open up the app, answer a few questions (what you’re wearing, what time of day it is, the tone of your jewelry, and color of your handbag), and the app will automatically create a watch face that will compliment that look.
Kate Spade and Fossil also worked hard on the pre-installed watch faces, which feature animated winking eyes, falling daisy petals, and taxis.
These Kate Spade watches are up for pre-order starting today, and will be widely available in February.
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January 9, 2018 at 04:53AM